His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, chaired two remote meetings of the Education and Human Resources Council during the past two weeks.
His Highness sent a greeting of appreciation to the nurses on the occasion of the International Nursing Day, which falls on May 12 of each year, stressing that they are honorable models of sincerity, dedication and hard work, indicating that they play their role with courage and sincerity within our first line of defense to confront the new Corona virus «as a benefactor – 19 », confirming that their profession embodies the highest meanings of mercy and noble human values.
Education and the job market
For his part, His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Hamid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education Affairs and Advanced Skills, reviewed the “Education and Labor Market Data” project that came based on the recommendations of the President of the Council on the need to adopt global best practices in the decision-making stages, so that it is based on a form Essential to data and information and its analysis to provide a database of decision makers and lawmakers, as this project is a guarantee of achieving this approach.
His Excellency touched on the latest developments in the project and its strategic tools, which contribute to strengthening the decision makers’ mission towards setting policies, launching projects and initiatives based on statistical information and accurate future visions.
His Excellency pointed out that the project is based on a package that includes more than 800 million points of data, highlighting the journey of individuals in the country from education to the labor market, and contains mechanisms and methods for analyzing and linking data using modern data science to know the most important factors that affect this trip, and what are The most important aspects that should be emphasized in the decision-making and policy development process.
His Excellency also reviewed the data infrastructure that was developed specifically for the “Education and Labor Market Data” project, where data is being drawn up by 6 government agencies to date, namely the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Department of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai and the authority The General Pensions and Social Security Authority and the Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, ensuring a comprehensive and integrated view of the individual’s journey from education to the labor market.
His Excellency touched on some of the analyzes that were carried out through this project, and the future steps to develop the second phase of the project.
Intelligent learning portal
For his part, His Excellency Hussein bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, reviewed the smart learning portal available by the ministry in the framework of applying the distance learning system for school students as it is characterized by the comprehensiveness and integration of knowledge content, as it includes smart digital knowledge platforms supported by modern learning techniques and solutions Varied educational, which is provided by the portal, which contains 14 platforms, characterized by the fact that its content is compatible with the curricula of different stages, and provides various options for learning.
His Excellency also dealt with selected educational experiences for some developed countries, explaining their advantages, constituents and working mechanisms in light of the current health conditions, as well as aspects of strength and flexibility in them, and how to benefit from them by dropping them on the Emirati private educational model in distance learning.
His Excellency pointed out that the ministry has opened channels of communication with its counterparts in the Arab and foreign countries, reviewing some areas of bilateral cooperation, and the ministry’s keenness and willingness to provide logistical support to friendly countries through the availability of smart ministry digital platforms for these countries, to ensure the success of distance learning in them, and reduce The impact of the repercussions of the crisis on her learning progress.
People of determination
For her part, His Excellency Hessa bint Issa Bou Hamid, Minister of Community Development, reviewed, during the meeting, the preparation of a study to measure the effect of domestic isolation on people of determination, noting that the study targets 2000 of people of determination and their guardians of different ages, and in the various emirates of the state, which is the phrase A survey of the potential effects of domestic isolation on people of determination and the challenges they may face during the Corona crisis.
Her Excellency indicated that the study will be based on questionnaires addressed to those of determination and their guardians to express in full transparency what they face during the period of domestic isolation, to know the needs of the various disabilities, and to identify the effects of isolation on mental health and behavioral and social dimensions.
She indicated that the study aims to develop the necessary programs and plans to provide the necessary support to various groups, pointing out that the ministry will work on preparing these programs and plans remotely, in addition to developing guiding work manuals to deal with people of anxiety in light of crises.
The two meetings were attended by His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, His Excellency Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, His Excellency Noura bint Muhammad Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and His Excellency Hessa bint Issa Bu Hamid , Minister of Community Development, His Excellency Jamila Bint Salem Musabih Al Muhairi, Minister of State for General Education Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Hamid Balhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education Affairs and Advanced Skills, His Excellency Shamma Bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and His Excellency Sarah Bint Yousef Al Emiri, Minister of State, His Excellency Sarah Awad Issa Muslim, Head of the Department of Education and Knowledge Abu Dhabi, His Excellency Saeed Ahmed Ghobash, Supreme President of the United Arab Emirates University, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority – Dubai, and His Excellency Dr. Mohadeth Bint Yahya Al Hashemi, Chairman of the Special Education Authority – Sharjah, and Muhammad Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Director of the Office of Education Affairs at the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.